February 12, 2013
O.J. Simpson reportedly hosts Super Bowl party in jailEx-NFL running back called 'Godfather' of the prison
By QMI Agency
Sitting in prison is apparently not getting O.J. Simpson down.
Especially during the NFL's biggest game.
The former Buffalo Bills star running back hosted a Super Bowl party in his cell in Nevada, according to the New York Post.
The 65-year-old Simpson, serving a 33-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center for kidnapping and armed robbery, had fellow prisoners cram into his 80-square-foot cell to watch the game on TV.
"If you have the money, you can buy a TV at the inmate store and put it in your cell," Simpson's friend Norman Pardo told the Post.
Apparently Simpson is also a favourite among the inmates.
"He's like the Godfather of the prison now," Pardo said.
Simpson was found not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in his highly publicized trial in 1995. In 1997, a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against Simpson for their wrongful deaths.